A GALAXY of soccer superstars will arrive at Turner’s Cross to honour the late Liam Miller, who passed away earlier this year.
Roy Keane will lead out a star-studded Manchester United team against a collection of Celtic and Ireland legends which will include Robbie Keane, Damien Duff, Stephen Carr, Kevin Doyle, Keith Andrews, and Kenny Cunningham, Kevin Kilbane, Stephen McPhail and Colin Healy.
On the Manchester side will be Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Ronny Johnsen, Paul Scholes, Denis Irwin, Jaap Stam, David May, Louis Saha, and Rio Ferdinand. The match takes place at Turner’s Cross on September 25.
Miller, who was 36 when he died in February, had played for Cork City, Celtic and Man United.
The one-off event was put together by a number of high-profile names, including developer Michael O’Flynn, who is a neighbour of the Miller family, Alex Ferguson, Roy Keane, Martin O’Neill, John O’Shea, Graham Barrett, Ciarán Medlar, Ger Gilroy, FAI chief executive John Delaney and Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell and others.
After the match, there will be a black-tie gala dinner in Cork City Hall. The proceeds will be used to help Liam’s widow Clare and their three children rebuild their lives. Roy Keane said he was delighted to be involved.
“Liam sadly passed away last February, but he remains a teammate of ours and this tribute is an opportunity to celebrate his career on the pitch, but also to remember the man he was away from football.”
Tickets, priced from €50, will be available on Ticketmaster shortly.